SDAI will host an evening with a few of the artists featured in Beyond the Age of Reason. This event allows visitors to view and learn about the process behind the works together with the artists who made them. Eleanor Antin and Einar and Jamex de la Torre will be on hand to give a brief statement and lead a q&a discussion about their work.
ELEANOR ANTIN, works in photography, video, film, installation, drawing, performance, and writing. Many one-woman exhibitions include the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum and a major retrospective at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art which traveled to St. Louis and toured the UK.
As both a performing and exhibiting artist she has appeared in venues around the world including the Venice Biennale, the Sydney Biennale and Opera House and Documenta 12. She created a number of works that are considered conceptual, feminist classics such as "CARVING: A Traditional Sculpture”, “100 BOOTS”, her 3 personas (the King, the Ballerina and the Nurse) realized in a wide variety of media and for the last decade and a half has been working on large photographic tableaux of narrative and allegorical scenes from an imagined ancient Rome, i.e. “The Last Days of Pompeii”. She has written, directed and produced many videotapes and films, among them the cult feature, “The Man Without a World”, 1991, (Berlin Film Fest., U.S.A. Film Fest., Ghent Film Fest., London Jewish Film Fest, etc.)
Her work is represented in many major public collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, Whitney Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Tate Modern, the Beaubourg, the Verbund Collection, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, etc.
She received many awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006 from the Women’s Caucus of the College Art Association, 2 Best Show AICA Awards (International Assoc. of Art Critics), a Guggenheim Fellowship, the National Foundation for Jewish Culture Media Achievement Award and an honorary doctorate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is an emeritus Professor of Visual Arts at the University of California at San Diego.
Brothers EINAR AND JAMEX DE LA TORRE were born in Guadalajara, Mexico, (1963, 1960), and moved to California in 1972. Currently the brothers live and work on both sides of the border: The Guadalupe Valley in Baja California and San Diego. The complexities of the emigrational experience, with its ensuing biculturalism, as well as their life on both sides of border are rich sources of inspiration which heavily inform their work.
The brothers have been collaborating in earnest since the mid-nineties. Taking a multifaceted view of modern life, their work reflects a complex and humorous aesthetic. Their mixed media, blown-glass and installation work freely mix disparate themes such as Catholicism, pop culture, and first world problems, incorporating contemporary iconography often from an ironic point of view.
Employing an additive approach, they intensely layer material and meaning, combining influences from religious iconography to German expressionism, while paying homage to Pre-Columbian and Mexican Folk art. In recent years, they have been experimenting with lenticular printing as well as creating photomural installations. Amongst their awards; USA Artists Fellowship award, The San Diego Art Prize, The Louis Comfort Tiffany Award and the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award and have headlined 15 solo museum exhibitions including the National Glass Centre Museum in England, The National Glass Museum in Netherlands, the Mesa Arts Center Museum, and The Chrysler Museum of Art.
They have exhibited their work internationally, participating in exhibits in France, Japan, England, Canada, Germany, Venezuela, Brazil, Czech Republic, Belgium as well as in the US and Mexico. Their work is in the collections of The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning NY; The Palm Springs Museum of Art; Glazenhuis Museum, Lommel, Belgium, Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague; The Novy Bor Glass Museum, Czech Republic; the Museum of Glass in Tacoma; The National Hispanic Center Museum, Albuquerque, NM; Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Ark; Arizona State University Art Museum, San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art; The Kanazu Museum in Kanazu, Japan; The Fisher Gallery Museum at USC; Tucson Museum of Art, and The Mexican Fine Art Center Museum in Chicago.
Admission: Non-member $5 I member FREE